Nice for the time of year

This was taken back in February, when we had a mini heat wave in the UK, resulting in record-breaking temperatures. I’ve re-scanned the image today as I’ve just picked up a Plustek 8100 35mm film scanner. I’m keeping the Epson V550 fot medium format scans and other flatbed related stuff, but the Plustek produces notably better scans on 135 format negatives (not tried slides yet). I’ll scan most frames at 2400dpi to save on file space, but the shots I like that contain plenty of detail will be scanned at 3600dpi (which is supposedly the scanner’s actual max resolution – although it will scan at higher dpi rates than that).

FILM - Nice for the time of year

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 20 February 2019

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Out into the world

Another photo from the Canon Sure Shot Telemax, although this time I do recall taking the shot. A good job really, given that I only took it a few weeks ago.

I thought the composition was a good one when I made the photograph, but again I’m very pleased with the way the little compact has handled the scene. I’d used up the roll of film in my F80 when I took this, and would have missed the shot if I’d not had the Telemax in my pocket.

FILM - Out into the world

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 20 February 2019

Meridian

On the coastal footpath just south of Cleethorpes at Humberston, a metal rail is inlaid into the path and a globe and signpost stand (giving distances to various global destinations). This is the prime meridian line, which was established in 1851 by Sir George Airy at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. From this point it travels north across the Humber estuary and into the East Riding of Yorkshire where it travels across country for a number of miles before entering the North Sea near the village of Tunstall. From there it continues across the sea until it reaches the pole.

The rail denoting the meridian line can be seen just below the shadow of the signpost in my photograph.

FILM - Meridian

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

Hotdog

Every trip I make to a seaside town I invariably come back with a shot of some piece of street furniture advertising typical fare for the location. Sometimes it’s a huge ice-cream, occasionally a donut, and this time a hotdog AND an ice-cream. If anyone has been with this blog for a while, or has looked at my older posts, you may recall another photo of this same fella from 2017.

FILM - Hotdog

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

Papa’s

In business since 1966. this is apparently the largest fish & chip restaurant in the world and now resides in premises on Cleethorpes pier. The fish and chips were good. 🙂

FILM - Papa's

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

Hats & Tiaras

A quickie post today as I’ve been out all day for work, so here’s a snap I took of two ladies browsing the hats (and tiaras?) in a shop window in Cleethorpes.

FILM - Hats and Tiaras

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019